By Mollie Colon, Sondra Roehr, and Lizzy Samlowski

Our home is where we go to revitalize and heal. To truly rejuvenate us our home needs to be healthy.

Everyone knows that in order for your home to be healthy it also needs to be clean and organized.  If dishes, trash, and laundry, are left un-kept it can cause germs and bacteria to spread. It is also an open invitation to pests of all kinds. Disorganized clutter can lead to dangerous situations like fire hazards or injuries caused by tripping accidents.

Even if your home is clean it can still have a negative energy that affects you emotionally and physically.   There are some specific design techniques you can use to give your home a positive energy and an appealing style. Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway”) is often used in design to give balance to our homes and there by positively affecting our entire being. Feng Shui, which means wind and water, is often referred to as “the art of placement” and the idea is that positive energy attracts positive energy.  Try some of these techniques in your own home and see how it changes your outlook on life!

 like water, are reflective and are a good way to direct energy. Mirrors can be used in dark corners or at bends in hallways as these are some places that energy does not flow freely. But be sure that what is reflected in the mirror is a pleasant image or you can magnify the negative energy.

  are also important because they bring a life force into the home and keep the air fresh.  Although cut flowers in a vase may look pretty, they are not living and do not possess a positive energy. The same principle applies to artificial flowers. Try choosing potted plants or brightly colored pictures of flowers instead.

  is very important as the energy it produces is very powerful. This negative energy has to show itself somewhere in our lives. Get rid of clothes that don’t fit, finish old projects, and fix or throw away broken items. Other ways to help you reduce your clutter is do not buy anything with-out getting rid of something first.

By using Feng Shui and following the laws of nature you can create positive energy and allow it to flow freely, creating an environment where you feel comfortable, supported, and most of all, healthy.


A special thank you to Magdalena Brandon, Las Vegas interior designer specializing in the art of Feng Shui, for providing us with great insight and information for this article.